You might have already read that Linux is turning 25 this 25th August. Linux Torvalds announced his hobby OS on Aug 25, 1991. Here’s a collection of a few informative speeches and documentaries on Linux and open source to enjoy the rest of the week. Continue reading 25 years of Linux: some timeless videos
Would you like to see a single package running on any Linux device, irrespective of the distribution? Seems like the long wait for a universal package format is finally going to end. There has been several attempts in the recent past (e.g., ORB & Superdeb, AppImage and more) to achieve this but snaps has emerged the winner. Continue reading Snaps would run on ‘any’ distro
It’s more than 15 years I am in touch with open source. I had been working on Linux most of my career and I have seen open source thrive and take the place it has today. Off late, a trend that disturbs me is the growing culture of harsh and derogatory discussions in the name of code reviews and technical standoffs. Continue reading Open source and open nuisance
Red Hat published its FY16 Q4 results and in a historic achievement became the first company running its business on open-source technology to the cross $2B revenue mark. Incidentally, Red Hat was also the first company to cross the $1B mark as a company doing business with Linux. Continue reading A $2B open-source company? Red Hat!
Complexity is a GNU utility to calculate the complexity of a C program. It’s similar to the McCabe scoring (ref tool: pmccabe) with extra considerations on the scoring scheme. Complexity can be used as a means to analyze a C program and detect areas to improve or simplify or the amount of effort required to understand a piece of code. Complexity is written in C. Continue reading Measure ‘complexity’ of C programs
Collabora and ownCloud are well-known names in the open source world. Together they have come up with a VM that runs LibreOffice on ownCloud server. This essentially means you can view and edit presentations, spreadsheets and documents directly on ownCloud. Continue reading LibreOffice, ownCloud join hands
More and more fascinating utilities are being open sourced by their authors. The last week saw two very interesting utilities which had been closed source and popular – hashcat and ZeroDB. Continue reading hashcat & ZeroDB open sourced